Archive | December 2014

Don’t forget the Birds!

 

These are a few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things

John and I bought a live Christmas tree for our apartment. I had already strung popcorn for an old fashioned look.

It was a cold evening when we bought the tree and John decided to leave the tree on the deck overnight. Imagine our surprise the following day when we decided to bring the tree into the house and found a little bird nestled inside the branches!

Our First Christmas Tree 1985

I had always loved watching birds and among the gifts John gave me on our first Christmas was a book about birds.

http://http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Field-Identification-Birds-America/dp/B001BS58B6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419302553&sr=1-2&keywords=golden+books+birds+of+north+America

 We have had bird feeders for many years but the first time feeding birds that Christmas was very special.

After Christmas when I took the tree down, I placed the strings of popcorn on trees and bushes outside for the birds.

When I saw this vintage card and poem on Pinterest, it reminded me of our first tree and the little bird.

Have fun feeding the birds this Christmas and all winter long.

I often go to my computer to help with identifying birds. For information about identifying and feeding birds, click on the following link. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=1189. if you’re like me, you will want to photograph and keep a list of birds who come into your yard! Through the years it has been a joy to give families with children the gift of a birdfeeder, birdseed and a bird identification book.

Did you know that Our Heavenly Father knows when a sparrow falls? Birds must be very important to Him but He cares about you even more!

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The Light of Christmas

Christmas Tree Lights 2014b

“Jesus answered and said unto them saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”

John 8:12

Last night, I put up the Christmas tree but haven’t added the decorations yet. I love to see the lights shining brightly, reminding me that He is the light of the world. It also reminds me to allow His light to shine through me.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16

Tonight I will decorate the tree but I am anxious to have Christmas lights on our porch as well in order to share the Light of the World with our neighbors. What an opportunity to share the Gospel!  I am so thankful He came as a babe in the manger knowing He would become the sacrificial lamb of God that we may be saved. This lamb, however did not stay dead. He arose from the dead; conquering death. We may have everlasting life in Heaven because He lives.

What did John the Baptist say when he saw Jesus coming?

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John 1:29

Perhaps I should find a lamb decoration to put on the tree! I must get busy decorating the Christmas tree so enjoy the lights and remember who they represent.

Blessings!

Kathy